DISABILITY ATTORNEYS OF MICHIGAN
Are you a Detroit resident who is confused about what goes into applying for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits? Are you frustrated after the Social Security Administration denied your claim? Do you wonder if other benefits are availableto you? If so, you should discuss your case with Disability Attorneys of Michigan.
We focus entirely on assisting disabled individuals and their families in Detroit and throughout Michigan. We help our clients to apply for SSD benefits and to appeal denied claims. We also work extensively with veterans, helping them to pursue VA disability benefits in addition to SSD benefits.
We can offer you more than 80 years of combined legal experience and a caring, compassionate approach to client service. We go beyond helping people with their claims. We also connect clients with free and low-cost health care clinics and housing assistance programs.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation about your case at our Downtown Detroit office, which is located in The Ford Building at the corner of Griswold and Congress streets. We can also meet at a location that is more convenient for you. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, fill out the contact form below, or call the Law Offices of Disability Attorneys of Michigan today at 1-800-949-2900.
We Serve Detroit’s Disabled Community
Some law firms practice many different areas of law. There is nothing wrong with that. However, many years ago, we decided to concentrate solely on disability benefits. We see it as an area of law where we can make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
We help clients at the application stage and in appeals from denied claims. We explore all benefits available to them and fight aggressively to pursue what they – and, in some case, their family members – are due. Specifically, we handle cases that involve:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) – These benefits are available to workers who have a medical condition that meets the Social Security Administration’s definition of a “disability” and who meet the SSA’s “duration of work” and “recent work” tests.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – These benefits are available to disabled individuals, including children, who have limited assets and low income. If you qualify for SSI benefits in Detroit, you should also be eligible for Medicaid and the SSI supplement provided to Michigan residents.
- Veterans Disability Benefits – The VA offers many types of benefits to veterans who suffer from a current injury or illness that their military service caused or aggravated. These benefits include monthly disability payments as well as health care, education and housing assistance. Many veterans qualify for VA benefits as well as SSD benefits.
In addition to serving our clients, our firm serves the wider Detroit community. We provide free clinics, chip in with neighborhood clean-ups and volunteer at local soup kitchens. We also sponsor fundraisers for groups such as:
Please contact us if you need assistance with your federal disability benefits claim or if you would like to discuss how we can get involved with your Detroit community organization.
What You Can Expect in Your Disability Benefits Case
When you contact Disability Attorneys of Michigan, you can expect to receive friendly and professional service, starting with your free consultation. We will review your case, answer your questions and determine which benefits program – or programs – may be right for you. We can then get to work on pursuing all of the benefits you are entitled to receive.
If you are applying for disability benefits, we can:
- Ensure your application is complete and accurate
- Obtain any supporting medical, work or military service documentation you need
- Follow up on your case status.
If you are appealing a denied claim, we can:
- Submit information that you did not previously present
- Draft legal documents
- Represent you in administrative hearings.
As our client, you will receive your own case manager, who will work alongside your attorney in order to ensure that you receive close, personalized attention. We will keep you updated at every point in your case, and we will always be available to answer your questions.
Detroit Social Security Disability Benefits Information
If you are pursuing SSD benefits, you should know that you can submit your application in one of three ways:
- Going to the SSA website
- Calling (800) 772-1213 (toll-free national number) or (800) 325-0778 (toll-free national TTY number) and mailing in your documents afterwards
- Going to the nearest SSA field office.
You can find a complete listing of Michigan SSA field offices at the SSA website. The seven offices located in Detroit are:
Detroit – Downtown
477 Michigan Avenue, Room 450
Detroit, MI 48226
Detroit – Seven Mile & Wyoming
10201 West Seven Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48221
Detroit – Conner
3400 Conner Street
Detroit, MI 48215
Detroit – East
19251 Mack Avenue, Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48236
Detroit – Grand River
9222 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48204
Detroit – Northwest
26840 West Seven Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48240
Detroit – Southwest
5715 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48210
If the SSA denied your claim, you can request a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Your hearing would be held at the nearest Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
In Detroit, that office is:
477 Michigan Avenue, Room 900
Detroit, MI 48226
You may need to appeal further to the Social Security Appeals Council, which is located in Virginia, or file a lawsuit in federal court.
The federal court serving the Detroit area is:
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse
231 West Lafayette Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226
Of course, Disability Attorneys of Michigan can take care of all the details and paperwork throughout your appeal.
Detroit Veterans Disability Benefits Information
Many services are available for veterans in Metro Detroit.
For instance, you can receive general and specialized medical care as well as mental health services at:
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
4646 John R. Street
Detroit, MI 48201
Additionally the VA’s local field office provides many programs for veterans.
The office is located at:
Detroit Regional Benefit Office
477 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
The state agency which provides information and other support to veterans and their families is:
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
Phoenix Building, Fifth Floor
222 North Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48909
Detroit is located within the agency’s Tri-County Metro Region, which covers Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
Our Detroit, MI Disability Lawyers Are Ready to Help You
Whether you are seeking SSD benefits or VA benefits, don’t let the obstacles overwhelm you. Get help from Disability Attorneys of Michigan. We will take the stress off your shoulders and provide the professional, compassionate legal assistance you need.
Get help from us when you apply for disability benefits or appeal a denied claim in Detroit or elsewhere in Michigan. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, fill out the contact form below, or call the Law Offices of Disability Attorneys of Michigan today at 1-800-949-2900.